Lot 8
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A SUPERBLY PAINTED RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BRUSH WASHER XUANDE MARK AND PERIOD

Estimate
1,500,000 - 2,500,000 USD
Sold
1,692,500 USD
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Description

finely potted, of ten-lobed mallow form with gently flaring sides resting on a countersunk base of corresponding form, the interior superbly painted in rich cobalt blue with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon, with flames issuing from its flanks, plunging and writhing amidst ruyi-form cloud scrolls, framed within double-line borders repeated around the rim, the exterior painted with ten roundels of alternately leaping and plunging dragons amidst clouds, between double-line borders, the underglaze-cobalt of rich midnight-blue with pronounced characteristic areas of 'heaping and piling', the base with the six-character mark within a double-circle
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